June 6, 2018 / 12:25 PM / 10 months ago

Czech president appoints Andrej Babis as prime minister for second time

PRAGUE, June 6 (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed Andrej Babis as prime minister for a second time on Wednesday, giving him a new chance on forming a government to end a long political stalemate.

Babis, whose ANO party was the runaway winner of an election last October but lacks a majority, has been ruling in a caretaker capacity since January when his one-party minority cabinet lost a confidence vote in the lower house. (Reporting by Robert Muller Writing by Jason Hovet Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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